Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mexican Style Avocado Hamburger Recipe


I have come to love fresh avocado. Once a week or so, Kevin and I love to enjoy a freshly made guacamole along with homemade salsa and chips. I no longer consider the storebought super-green stuff real, true "guacamole." I'm not sure what's in that stuff, but I'll leave it on the shelf. 

Anyways, all that to say, this creamy fruit/vegetable (?!) is amazing and delicious. Why not place it on top of a spicy burger?! If you're unfamiliar with how to select an avocado, check out this post.


Mexican Style Avocado Hamburger Recipe
serves 2

1/2 pound ground chuck, sirloin, chicken, or turkey
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp Sriracha chili sauce
1 avocado, sliced
2 slices of tomato
2 leaves of lettuce
Thinly sliced onion
Taco sauce

Place the ground meat in a medium bowl and add in garlic, cumin, chili powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and chili sauce. Using your hands (remove your rings), combine the seasonings into the meat. (But do not overwork or this will result in tough burgers.) Score the meat down the middle and separate into two equal sections. Form into burgers, making an indent in the centers so that they cook evenly and don't bubble up. 

Bring a skillet up to medium heat and cook the burgers, 4-5 minutes on each side. 

Meanwhile, slice the avocado in half. Remove the pit. With the flesh still attached to the skin, use a knife to slice thinly. Then, peel back the flesh and transfer the avocado slices to a serving plate. 

Place the lettuce, tomato and onion on the serving plate along with the avocado. 

Lightly toast the buns and place the cooked burgers on the bottom half. Top with avocado, tomato, onion, and lettuce. Drizzle with taco sauce. Top with remaining bun and serve along with chips and salsa. 

No comments:

Post a Comment